Viewpoint: Coronavirus Pandemic- The Roles of Environmental Education and Conservation Message Framing in Curbing Zoonotic Diseases

  • Tayo Akeem Yusuf Lateef Lamina Memorial College, Ikorodu, Lagos, Nigeria.


This viewpoint paper posits that it is helpful to frame environmental problems as human health problems. The most fundamental way to protect ourselves from zoonotic diseases (such as COVID-19) seems to be support healthy ecosystems that have resilience. Humans around the world are sometimes motivated by selfish motives and sometimes by altrustic motives. This viewpoint paper proposes an integrative view of environmental behaviour with dimensions of both selftranscendence (altruism) and self-enhancement (egoism), in the hope that both kinds of values could lead to an increase in pro-environmental behaviour.

Author Biography

Tayo Akeem Yusuf, Lateef Lamina Memorial College, Ikorodu, Lagos, Nigeria.
Tayo Akeem Yusuf is a trained Chemist and Educationst. He worked as a Nigerian Government environmental regulatory officer between 1989 and 1996. He has about 20 years hands- on experience as a Science and Environmental education teacher in  Nigeria and Tanzania.Presently, he iis an Environmental Literacy and Sustainability Consultant with AL-HAKIM International, Lagos, Nigeria.

Journal Identifiers

eISSN: 2411-5959
print ISSN: 1810-0333